New RFA publication highlights synergies for ethanol and fuel cells

By | September 01, 2002
The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) released a white paper last month highlighting the potential synergies for ethanol and fuel cells. Ethanol is easily stored and dispensed in the current fueling system and generates fewer greenhouse gas-forming emissions than conventional fuels, an RFA spokesman said, adding, tests have demonstrated that ethanol is more efficient to reform than gasoline to provide hydrogen for fuel cells. According to the paper: "Ethanol is a renewable resource that is playing an increasingly important role in assuring the nation's air quality, improving the economic security of America's farming communities, and addressing the challenges of homeland energy security."